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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Keith Alexander
General, Director of the National Security Agency, Chief of the Central Security Service and Commander of the United States Cyber Command.
CSPAN2 10/29/2013
Alexander: The sources of the meta-data include data legally collected by the NSA under it’s various authorities as well as data provided to NSA by foreign partners. To be perfectly clear this is not information that we collected on european citizens. It represents information that we and our
Keith Alexander
General, Director of the National Security Agency, Chief of the Central Security Service and Commander of the United States Cyber Command.
CSPAN2 10/29/2013
Alexander continued: Nato allies have collected in defense of our country's and in support of military operations. Rogers: So if I understand you correctly, this information was likely collected external from the country in which it may have been reported in defense of operations ongoing in the world in which Nato participates is that correct? Alexander: That is correct.
Keith Alexander
General, Director of the National Security Agency, Chief of the Central Security Service and Commander of the United States Cyber Command.
CSPAN2 10/29/2013
Rogers: So you would collect information in those cases and share it with our allies in a way that was appropriate? Alexander: That is correct and it may not be actually collected in Europe because it's a global network. Rogers: But it could be in Europe or it could be someone else. It could be in the Middle East or could be in Asia or in the United States by a FISA warrant collected by the FBI. Is that correct? Alexander: That’s correct. Rogers: So you share information with their European the allies and if I understood you earlier, they share information
Keith Alexander
General, Director of the National Security Agency, Chief of the Central Security Service and Commander of the United States Cyber Command.
CSPAN2 10/29/2013
Rogers: So the very certain accusation that the National Security Agency was collecting information on these citizens of their respective nation states, i just want to get on the record again, is false. That did not happen. Is that correct? Alexander: That is correct. Those shots that show were, at least lead people to believe that we, NSA or the United States, collected that information is false and it's false that it was collected on European citizens. It was neither.
Dutch Ruppersberger
U.S. Representative D-Maryland, Ranking Member on the Intelligence Committee
CSPAN2 10/29/2013
Ruppersberger: We must improve transparency privacy protections and thereby restore the public's confidence. We cannot truly have privacy without security or security without privacy. We are exploring a proposal to require a declassification review of any FISA court decision, order or opinion to improve transparency without threatening sources and methods. We are also evaluating expanding congressional reporting so all members of congress not just those on committees of jurisdiction can view the classified reporting about the programs.
Jan Schakowsky
Representative (D-Illinois)
CSPAN2 10/29/2013
Schakowsky: I think people have questioned the policies of the NSA. I think the policies that you carry out have certainly been questioned. And they have been carried out by patriots as evidenced by the fact that almost a majority of the Congress actually voted to end the surveillance program
Jan Schakowsky
Representative (D-Illinois)
CSPAN2 10/29/2013
Schakowsky continued: and I am certain that you’re not talking about them as not patriots. The two individuals who wrote, one republican and one democrat, who wrote the USA Patriot Act shortly after 9/11, have now introduced the USA Freedom Act that essentially would repeal many of the aspects and change them, (of the Patriot Act).
Jan Schakowsky
Representative (D-Illinois)
CSPAN2 10/29/2013
Schakowsky: There has been some diminution of our diplomatic relationships across the world naïve or not. Disingenuous even or not. That is just a fact. And it seems to me that now the with the President saying it looks like he’s poised, it says in the New York Times, to order the national security agency to stop
Jan Schakowsky
Representative (D-Illinois)
CSPAN2 10/29/2013
Schakowsky continued: eavesdropping on leaders of American allies. The Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee raised a question that I think is legitimate. An issue that is legitimate. Why did we not know that heads of state were being eavesdropped on, spied on? The reason why it's important is because it is a policy issue that has very broad implications. It could put the United States (in a difficult position.)
Jan Schakowsky
Representative (D-Illinois)
CSPAN2 10/29/2013
Schakowsky: I understand that sources, methods, all of those things. But we are the Intelligence Committee. And we did not -- we didn't know that and now all of us, all of us are dealing with a problem in our international relations. There will be changes. What I heard from you is a robust defense of the status quo. That isn’t necessarily what have I heard in other hearings. i herald -- heard your openness
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